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Bangkok Events focus on solderability, assembly, reliability.

October 3, 2013

Taking place November 19–20, IPC Southeast Asia Conference on Solder and Reliability will host experts from Asia, Europe, and North America presenting strategies for enhancing reliability in electronics assemblies. Full-day technical conference on November 20, opening with keynote presentation on qualification, will be preceded by full-day workshop on leveraging chip-on-board technology. Other presentations address strategic reliability related to solder alloys and packaging technologies. Read More

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Los Angeles Mayor, NASA Engineer will headline WESTEC 2013.

October 3, 2013

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Engineer Adam Steltzner will respectively open and keynote WESTEC 2013. According to WESTEC event manager Christine Longroy, "The Mayor can direct policy and bring stakeholders together to drive manufacturing growth in the region," and "highlighting NASA’s technological feat with the Mars rover connects manufacturing to scientific advancements." West Coast manufacturing event takes place in Los Angeles, CA from October 15–17. Read More

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Industrial Communication Foundations discuss potential merger.

October 3, 2013

Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation have entered into discussions on their potential merger into one industry foundation dedicated to needs of intelligent device communications within process automation. In their combined statement, Fieldbus Foundation chairman Dr. Gunther Kegel and HART Communication Foundation chairman Mark Schumacher said "combining the resources and capabilities of each foundation...will provide significant benefits to both end users and suppliers." Read More

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BIO Thanks Sponsors of Renewable Chemicals Tax Credit.

October 2, 2013

BIO and executives from 38 renewable chemical companies wrote to Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), and Richard Neal (D-MA) to thank them for sponsoring H.R. 3084, Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013. This piece of legislation provides renewable chemical producers access to production tax credits currently available to other energy producers. Read More

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Alongside Others, Industry Advocates for investment in NextGen.

October 2, 2013

Representatives from diverse industries and organizations came together to discuss successes and upcoming challenges of NextGen, FAA's initiative to modernize U.S. air transportation system, and issue warning about sequestration budget cuts that threaten NextGen's progress. “If we don’t keep moving forward on modernization with adequate funding for new technologies and capabilities,” warned AIA's Marion C. Blakey, “our nation’s air transportation system will be overcome by growing demand.” Read More

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IPC APEX India welcomed nearly 1,000 attendees.

October 2, 2013

Held Aug 26-29 in Bangalore, India, IPC APEX India™ included technical conference, professional development workshops, and trade show with 34 exhibitors to provide visitors with latest information on new technologies and processes as well as new products in electronics manufacturing. Event also featured competitions that brought together skilled hand soldering technicians and PCB designers in India with winners and runners-up receiving free admission to IPC certification courses. Read More

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BIO Announces NSF Track featuring 10 emerging biotech companies.

October 2, 2013

BIO's announced agreement with National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring SBIR-funded, early-stage biotech companies to present at BIO Investor Forum 2013. Presenting companies in NSF track include ADMdx, Biodesy, Carmot, CertiChem, Jade Therapeutics, Nano3D Biosciences, Nanofiber Solutions, Parabon Nanolabs, Stemina, and Tymora Analytical Operations. All are funded by NSF and focused on drug discovery, diagnostics, and other platform technologies. Read More

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Cycling Emissions Calculated for increased alt energy in West.

October 1, 2013

Phase 2 of Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS-2) quantifies potential impacts of increasing wind and solar power generation on operators of fossil-fueled power plants in West. Study finds carbon emissions induced by more frequent cycling are negligible (<0.2%) compared with carbon reductions achieved via wind and solar power generation. SO2 emissions reductions from wind and solar are 5% less than expected, and emissions of nitrogen oxides are reduced 2% more than expected. Read More